Monthly Archives: August 2015

Say ‘Ciao!’ Wood-Fired Pizza Shop Preparing to Open

August 14, 2015
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Say ‘Ciao!’ Wood-Fired Pizza Shop Preparing to Open

It would be an understatement to say that Edson Coimbra and Marvin Posada understand the restaurant business. The two long-time high-end restaurant employees – who have cooked and managed such notable places like Mistral and L’Andana, are excited to bring a new, higher-end pizza choice to Williams Street in Chelsea. Both owners have been...

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Hoop Heaven at Highland:Castro,Umemba Set to Host Let It Fly Basketball Classic

August 14, 2015
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Hoop Heaven at Highland:Castro,Umemba Set to Host Let It Fly Basketball Classic

Cesar Castro and Kyle Umemba are hosting a big-time basketball tournament in Chelsea this weekend. On Saturday at the Highland Park courts, eight teams, ages 16 and under, will compete in the first annual Let It Fly Classic. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward scholarships for the Chelsea High School Class of 2016....

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Market Basket,Customers Slam Price Jump Survey

August 14, 2015
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Executives at Demoulas Market Basket are vehemently contesting a local survey done this week on supermarket prices, saying the analysis was flawed and that their prices did not go up 9 percent, as widely reported. The survey by ConsumerWorld.org has received a great amount of airplay and the inaccuracies of it, and the coverage...

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Election is Cemented, Primary to be Sept. 22

August 14, 2015
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  Eight candidates have been certified for the ballot this week in the Council at-Large race, officially triggering a Primary Election in at-Large for the first time since 2003. City Clerk Debbie Clayman confirmed that all eight candidates had been certified over the past week, and that a Sept. 22 Primary Election would take...

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Crime Meeting Draws Large Crowd

August 14, 2015
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Crime Meeting Draws Large Crowd

Some 40 or 50 neighbors and property owners piled into the St. Luke’s Church on Tuesday night to meet with police about ongoing criminal activity in Cary Square and Washington Avenue. It was one of a handful of meetings held this summer to address a new criminal element that has grown in the area...

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A Program Worth Keeping

August 14, 2015
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins has developed a program for inmates that is in its third year and is showing positive results. We are referring to his farming program that has inmates growing vegetables and fruits in the prison yard. This program helps inmates develop skills that will make them more marketable to employers...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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Obituaries 08-13-2015

August 14, 2015
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Kazimiera Kociszewski Devout Catholic, lifelong vegetarian and animal lover Kazimiera Kociszewski of Chelsea passed away on August 5 in the peaceful surroundings of her daughter’s home with her caring family at her side. She was 85 years old. Born in Tulislow, Poland, she was loving daughter of the late Andrew and Czeslawa (Jesiolkiewicz) Siepka....

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Soldier’s Home Barbecue

August 7, 2015
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Soldier’s Home Barbecue

Veteran Frank Holland (above) was ready to entertain his friends with his guitar during last Saturday’s (Aug. 1) barbecue at the Soldier’s Home in Chelsea. The Middlesex Deputy Sheriff’s Association sponsored the event with the Home. There was music and plenty of food on a gorgeous summer day.

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Police Misconduct:Decorated Chelsea Cop, Former Union Leader Charged With Police Brutality

August 7, 2015
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Police Misconduct:Decorated Chelsea Cop, Former Union Leader Charged With Police Brutality

A 2011 state Hanna Medal of Valor award winner and an outspoken union president for the Chelsea Police Patrolmen has been indicted on police misconduct charges and put on unpaid leave this week after a Grand Jury in Suffolk Superior Court approved prosecution on Monday. Officer Felix Rivera Jr., 34, of Lynn, was charged...

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